The Oconaluftee village was opened in 1952 as a living history museum of Cherokee culture operated by the Cherokee Historical Association. It functions as an authentic replica of a Cherokee village circa 1750. Cherokee crafts people demonstrate traditional Cherokee arts and methods of survival, including: basket weaving, blowgun shooting, arrow making, and even how canoes are formed from whole logs.
Visitors can step back in time as they wander through reconstructions of a Cherokee council house, as well as Cherokee residential cabins reconstructed just like the Cherokee homes of the pre and post American Revolutionary period. Visitors can also participate in “Hands-On Cherokee” arts and crafts classes.
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Oconaluftee Indian Village Travel Details
Open during the summer, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Admission is $19 for adults and $11 for children.
Oconaluftee Indian Village is in Cherokee, North Carolina, situated on the eastern side of the Great Smoky Mountains. If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay the night, check out Expedia for nearby lodging.
Directions: Oconaluftee Indian Village is in Cherokee, North Carolina. From Highway 441 take State Route 1361 and follow the signs to the Village. For specific directions, click the “Directions” link in the location bubble of the map above and enter your starting location on the left.
GPS & Map: 35.48644524067623,-83.32235097885132